art curator and writer
IMOGEN TAYLOR, CAVE DWELLER, 2018. INSTALLATION VIEW. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND MICHAEL LETT, AUCKLAND. PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN LAKE.jpg

Imogen Taylor: Social Studies

 

Imogen Taylor: Social Studies

 
 
Imogen Taylor,  Cave Dweller , 2018. installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland. Photo by John Lake.

Imogen Taylor, Cave Dweller, 2018. installation view. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland. Photo by John Lake.

For  Social Studies, Imogen Taylor placed her paintings and drawings alongside paintings from The Dowse collection that inspire her, and created a zine that tells the story of female artists she admires. 

Through these activities, the artist gave us a glimpse into her relationship with abstraction and modernism, and how her commitment to it feeds her art-making practice.

Imogen’s achievements as a professional painter have come from her interest in process and experimentation, balanced with intuition gained from years of studying painting histories and techniques.

Tapping into art movements such as Cubism, Imogen pushes the limits of her medium to find harmony between line, form and colour. She describes her paintings and drawings as both “pretty and ugly” and places emphasis on the power of failure, even chasing it to know when she has found success.

This exhibition, which drew from the artist model concept, was a collaboration between artist, curator and educator, developed to respond to the syllabus and learning outcomes of visiting schools to The Dowse.

The Dowse Art Museum | 29 Sep 2018 – 06 Jan 2019